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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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December, FRIDAY, 29 1871.

Threshed all the clover this forenoon, will have about 4 bush of good ripe seed, put some of it through the Mill 3 times, before it was threshed clean. Dressed a yearling steer for beef for home use, will weigh fully 300 lbs of beef {?} hide and tallow. Spent evening at Choir Practice


Yesterday was very fine and warm, a cold East wind prevails to day. Mrs R. Gardener and Walter were here all last night on a visit. Went to Brampton this forenoon and sold the hide weighing 72 lbs @ 7 cts per lb $5.00 bought a New Years Gift for sister {?] a book called "Childrens' Hour Animal" $1.12 1/2. Father and mother spent the day at O.C. Snell's

December, SUNDAY, 31 1871.

Drove to S. School this morning in the sleigh. Supt pres from Toronto lesson Matt XXV, 31 to 42. Received a long address and charge from our Supt. on the close of the year. Had all my sisters up to S. School and drove them across to J.C. Snells for a New Years dinner to day instead of tomorrow Spent part of the afternoon there and then started for home. The weather to day was very warm and thawing very fast a heavy fog hung over the earth for some time but to night set in a rough rain storm from the N.E. Set up rather late because of its bering watch night retire to night at the close of the year 1871

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